What's the future of the A mount?

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What's the future of the A mount?
Mar 5, 2013

Sony is soon going to be supporting four lens lines (amongst consumer photographic equipment):

1. FF A

2. APS-C A

3. E

4. FF E

And all the camera bodies to go along with them and whatever fixed-lens (RX100, RX1) developments they are planning. Not to mention the rest of the cybershot family.

I know it's easy to get to get on the "sky is falling" rant for the A mount but there is definitely a lot of uncertainty in the minds of A mount users at the moment even if there is no hard evidence to substantiate people's concerns.

With the recent release of the A99 and the A58, and a few lenses one should find evidence that Sony will continue with the A mount.

I do wonder if Sony's goal is to keep the A mount but simplify the offerings. This is good and bad.

Maybe it's just because I keep reading the doomsayer posts but I have wondered lately about my investment in A mount lenses.

What do you think the plan is at Sony?

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